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Release Date: December 06, 2002Running Time: 114 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $22,245,861.00
Genre: Adaptation, Comedy, Drama


Nicolas Cage

Meryl Streep

Chris Cooper

Tilda Swinton

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Despite the success of his first produced script, "Being John Malkovich," for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay, Charlie Kaufman is plagued by insecurities, both in his career and his personal life. When he is hired to adapt "The Orchid Thief," a nonfiction book about a fanatical orchid breeder, John Laroche, he is completely stumped. Though, on the surface, the book is about Laroche's flower poaching adventures in the Florida Everglades, on another level it's also about the desire in all of us to experience passion. This longing plagues the book's author, Susan Orlean and, Charlie realizes, himself as well. Charlie's twin brother, Donald Kaufman, on... Full Summary >>